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Today was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

And I'm already IN Australia! (You have to read the book if that doesn't make sense.)

So, it started with me going over to the neighborhood medical center to get an appointment for the doctor, just to get lab tests to send to my US doctor, so she will renew my asthma medications through our medical insurance pharmacy - who then sends it to us at a greatly discounted rate. DH also needed a quick medical check for a problem that we hope is minor (he gets sebaceous cysts easily) - so the people gave me appointments for both of us, in half an hour.

I go running in search of DH, who luckily is still at the post office, mailing two items. I tell him we have the appts. He insists on getting coffee and looking for a snack, he's starving. Yes to coffee, ends up without a snack, turns to go, somehow starts to drop the coffee but tries to catch it and somehow boiling hot coffee shoots out all over my face and down my shirt.


Store is nice, gives me napkins and lets me wash off the coffee (luckily shirt and sweater are black) - one nice server gives me some aloe to put on. We hustle back to the medical center and the strap to my Birk breaks. Shoe just falls straight off my foot, so I end up walking with one shoe on and the other off. We go inside and wait. And wait. DH has an energy drink. Manages to drip it on me, don't ask how. Goes in for his appt, ends up talking to the dr forever as I wait and watch bad daytime TV. Finally I go in, explain that I need blood labs done, dr writes it up, wants to chat about movies. MOVIES! I laugh at something he says and start choking, have to run out for some water. Oy!

We go in search of the radiology place because dr wants an ultrasound of DH's cyst since it doesn't look or seem normal, and is in an unusual location (she says delicately). First place is all booked up. They call around, as I run into the bathroom - which, of course, has all of maybe 2 squares of paper for me to use. Come out, we're sent to a neighboring radiology place. DH gets the testing done, waits for pictures, I sit in the van reading because my shoes are either broken or packed away. Finally he comes back, and we go off for lunch. It is now about 3:30 PM.

Lunch was good. Life is looking up. We go in search of the bank that is affiliated with our bank, at a large shopping center. With a shoe repair place. I ride the escalator barefoot (I do not advise this, it hurts) - only to find that the shoe repair guy picks things up one week and delivers them the following week - not good for our schedule. I try two drug stores and one grocery for flip flops, nothing available - best we can do are bedroom slippers, all fuzzy and floppy - and nothing in my size anyway.

We give up. Today was a terrible horrible no good very bad day, and, as I said, we're already in Australia!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CONFUSEDBIRD 7/15/2013 9:39PM

    Hubs was on roll spilling stuff on u that's for sure!

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MARTHROID 7/13/2013 5:41PM

    It's really funny, but I can imagine it was not very funny at the time!!

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PHEBESS 7/11/2013 11:10PM

    I keep teasing DH about throwing his coffee on me!

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TARABEAR 7/11/2013 12:34PM

    That really is a terrible day!!! Hope you're laughing about it by now.

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JLPNURSE 7/11/2013 6:14AM

    Aw. Well I certainly hope things have gotten better!

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GOANNA2 7/10/2013 10:42AM

    A most memorable day in Australia... You
will look back and laugh at this. I hope the
scan results are good. emoticon

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POPSY190 7/9/2013 11:52PM

    Troubles come not single score but in battalions! At least you got them all over with at once!! Hope it all comes right very soon. Love to you both.

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WATERMELLEN 7/9/2013 9:27PM

    My momma always told me there'd be days like this . . . but I'm so sorry it all happened to you! Judith Viorst has competition!!

Hope you've found some new shoes AND that DH's cyst turns out not to be problematic.

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ROCKYCPA 7/9/2013 8:50PM

    I hope that your day tomorrow is much better!

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MANDIETERRIER1 7/9/2013 8:15PM

    Hugs! I hope that tomorrow will be better

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PHEBESS 7/9/2013 7:04PM

    Thank you all - I just had to vent. Now, it almost seems comical!

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GINIEMIE 7/9/2013 4:29PM

    Sorry you had such a rough day my dear SF. I pray that your husband's sebaceous cyst is not as serious as the doctor intimated. I get them too, sometimes they are NO fun.
Tomorrow will be a better day.
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MAMAJAHMAI 7/9/2013 10:44AM

    Man!!!!!!! Sending some ((((hugs))) your way

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PLATINUM755 7/9/2013 9:35AM

    Awwww, it will get better! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/9/2013 9:01AM

    Here's to a better day today.

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KANOE10 7/9/2013 8:58AM

    That was quite a day. I hope tomorrow will be better. My son had trouble getting his prescriptions filled when he was in Japan. You have my sympathies with the health care!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/9/2013 7:45AM

    I'm so sorry. I hope it gets better for you.

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RDEE22 7/9/2013 7:11AM

    Never mind Phebe, Gods Own Country has an occasional off day like everywhere else. Have a good day tomorrow. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 7/9/2013 6:14AM

    just one of those days you should not have gotten out of bed LOL

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PHEBESS 7/9/2013 4:54AM

    Oh, I forgot - while I was in seeing the dr, DH got himself a drink of water - went back to sit down - somehow tripped on nothing and fell flat on his face in front of a room full of patients waiting to see the dr! He was sooooo embarrassed - and he still doesn't know what he tripped on!

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PHEBESS 7/9/2013 4:49AM

    I thought it would be a great day - I started out with a 10 on the Sparkie spinwheel, that usually portends a good day!

Susie, we're totally enjoying Australia - there are adjustments to be made, but over all, we're having a great time! People here have a similar quirky, off-beat sense of humor to mine, so I'm laughing all the time!

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SUSIEPH1 7/9/2013 4:42AM

    Ohh my goodness ! Did a black cat walk in front of you?
What a unlucky day! .
I hope all goes well tomorrow and the results from the ultrasound are good.
I love to read your blogs.
It is interesting to hear what you think about our country ..
I was a migrant myself, and it took me a long time to settle into the casualness of the Australian psychi ..
Then I married a dinky die bushy Aussie and my education continued.
I,have grown to,love this wonderful country so much ... Hugs Susie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMAOFSEVEN 7/9/2013 4:20AM

    OUCH! Hope tomorrow will be brighter!

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